2 x Cumulative Trauma Psychologist, Supreme Court of Victoria

• 2 x Fixed Term (18 month), Part Time (0.5 FTE) Positions

• Unique opportunity to implement the Supreme Court of Victoria’s Trauma Support Framework Pilot Program

• Melbourne CBD office location with remote hybrid working
Job Details
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Department: Court Services Victoria
Work Type: Fixed term - part time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/SC0329_SC0330
Closing Date: 18-Dec-2022
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: 18 months
Attachments: SC0329_SC0330.pdf (PDF, 224KB)

Contact: Michael Comport on 0484 183 319
or Michael.comport@supcourt.vic.gov.au

Position Details

Staff working within the Supreme Court of Victoria (SCV) are regularly exposed to demanding, and at times, confronting work environments.  It is widely recognised that the cases heard at SCV are considered to be among the most serious across the Victorian Judicial system.

In February 2023, The Supreme Court of Victoria will launch a piloted Trauma Support Program specifically developed to assist ‘at risk' staff to effectively manage the impacts of cumulative trauma. In the initial phase of the program, the court proposes to appoint two, 0.5 FTE psychologists who will be responsible for implementing the initial phase of the program. Pending the success of the pilot, it is envisaged the Trauma Support Framework will be expanded across Court Services Victoria.

The successful incumbent will have demonstrated experience in:

  • Developing and delivering pre and post group and individual de-briefing sessions to alleviate the potential impacts of cumulative trauma
  • Building relationships with key stakeholders to develop risk assessment processes that will identify specific roles that could potentially result in the development of cumulative trauma
  • Developing and delivering training programs specifically designed to assist staff to effectively manage the potential impacts of cumulative trauma
  • Build relationships with key stakeholders across the court to undertake a functional review of ‘at risk' roles, with a view to identifying potential opportunities to alter the way specific tasks are actioned. 

How to apply

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the attached position description and submit an application comprising the following by selecting the ‘apply now' button:

  • Cover letter;
  • Resume; and
  • A copy of all relevant qualifications

Applicants are not required to separately address the key selection criteria.

For any enquiries regarding this position, please contact Michael Comport, Acting Manager – People, Wellbeing and Culture on 8600 2144 or via Michael.comport@supcourt.vic.gov.au

General Information:

The Supreme Court of Victoria is the highest court in Victoria and comprises the Court of Appeal and the Trial Division. The Court deals with major criminal and civil matters, plus appeals against decisions of lower courts.

The Supreme Court of Victoria recognises that its people are integral to its ability to meet and exceed community expectations and to achieve its goal of being an outstanding superior court. We continually strive to create a high performance workplace that is characterised by creativity, innovation, flexibility and quality delivery.

We are an equal opportunity employer and foster diversity in the workplace.

The Supreme Court of Victoria provides a comprehensive employee benefit program and the opportunity to participate in professional growth and development. 

Other Information:

Employees of Court Services Victoria are required to comply with any applicable government pandemic order, as well as any policy implemented by Court Services Victoria, in relation to mandatory vaccinations against COVID-19.  It is a condition of any offer of employment that applicants for vacant roles with Court Services Victoria agree to comply with any applicable pandemic order or policy regarding mandatory vaccinations.


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